Sunday, April 13, 2008

Vendino Pact - Identical Twins/Niagara 7"


Requested by a visitor a while ago and donated by an anonymous visitor.
Here is the sole release of Vendino Pact from Sheffield. Couldn't find alot of info but they appeared on the classic 'Bouquet Of Steel' comp. album.
'Identical Twins' isn't really my cup of tea: uptempo poppy song with horns. Wonder why they chose this song, to get in the charts?
'Niagara' is 10 times better. Early 80's postpunk what one should expect from Vendino Pact.

Identical Twins/Niagara 7" (Manifesto-MAN1Y-1982)
1. Identical Twins
2. Niagara

Vendino Pact

12 comments:

oldskool said...

Thank you so much! I bought this single in 1983 and loved "Niagara" as much as "Secret Thinking". Both tracks belong to the best that post-punk has to offer! Just great to listen to it again. Identical Twins is not as good, of course, but not a bad song at all. Please keep on! Could you post any of these? Brian Brain, Unexpected Noises. Des Airs, Lunga Notte. V. A., Hicks From The Sticks. Midnight Rags, Werewolf Of London. Mystery Plane, Curse Of The Body Snatcher. Sleepers, Mirror (7"), Painless Nights (Lp). Richard Bone, Brave Tales. Trisomie 21, Chapter IV (unremixed vinyl version!) Thank you!

Curious Guy said...

Can't help you with your requests for the moment. I could ask someone for the Trisomie 21 album. I'll see what I can do.

English Paul said...

I have Hicks From The Sticks and Bouquet Of Steel if you would like them Curious Guy.

Curious Guy said...

Would be great Paul.

Highlander said...

Go english paul - 'Bouquet Of Steel' (Muttley voice) ye, ye, ye, ye!

a pitch black kraut sabbath said...

link does not work anymore - please fix it :)

Curious Guy said...

New link APBKS. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Secret Thinking was one of our earliest songs and perhaps over produced by Cabaret Voltaire. Identical Twins took on an identity of itself. From memory it began life with similiar theme to Doors Light My Fire . Remember we were also contempories of ABC. Niagara, love it still although drums never sounded right

Monty said...

Vendino Pact were a "university band." That is the members were all students at the university of Sheffield. Lead singer was John something or other. Had a very radical hairstyle, or so we thought. Turns out it was a modified mullet. Oh well ...

Other Sheffield uni bands included Sexual Lotion, whose drummer went on to play with Cabaret Voltaire and Objet D'Art, an all-girl group.

Anonymous said...

can you please fix the link, it does not work anymore

Curious Guy said...

New link for Vendino Pact. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

It was Jonathan Stuart.. I sued to drive them around in my mini-van!